Author: Traverse City Tourism

The Bear Never Hibernates

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 1:00 PM by Traverse City Tourism

There is one bear where hibernation is not part of an annual hibernation ritual: the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Many people don’t realize that the National Lakeshore is open year-round. Word to the wise: if you miss a visit in winter, you are missing out on a remarkable experience. 

Fun In The Snow

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 1:00 PM by Traverse City Tourism

So many of us think of Traverse City as a warm-weather destination, a place of golden beaches, blue waters, and green forests. But here’s a little secret…winter up north is gorgeous too. You can hit the ski runs, snowshoe or hike through the woods, or just curl up with a cozy glass of wine and watch the snowfall.

LGBTQ+ Business Owners

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:00 AM by Traverse City Tourism

Pride month is a one-month event, but supporting LGBTQ+ run businesses happens year-round for the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike. A candy shop, an art gallery, and a restaurant in Traverse City – all three are local businesses that are LGBTQ+ owned. We sat down and chatted with the owners to learn about how they followed their passion, and how they proudly fly the Pride flag. 

Great Indoor Adventures

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:00 AM by Traverse City Tourism

Some days, you just want to stay inside! Maybe you just want to find that warm fire, and a friendly book. Maybe you’re looking for a great indoor adventure. There is much to enjoy indoors in Traverse City. Here are a few ideas!

Ice Ice Baby

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:00 PM by Traverse City Tourism

Ice wine is a specialty dessert wine made from grapes that have been frozen naturally on the vine. Very few locations can make true ice wine, and the Traverse City area is lucky to be one such spot.

Do you après-ski? Like many skiing destinations around the world, après-ski in northern Michigan is as much a part of the skiing culture as skiing itself. From sipping craft beverages in igloos or heated tents, to swapping out your skis for a snow tube or a pair of ice skates, here are five activities for those hours when you’re not on the slopes. 

Humble Roots to a Ski Haven

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:00 PM by Traverse City Tourism

Doubtful you will find a more unique story for the start of a premier family ski destination than you will find at Crystal Mountain. It began as a high school class challenge to find the best location for a ski hill. From that challenge in 1956, Buck Hills opened with a single tow rope powered by an old pickup truck engine. That little engine-run hill morphed into a community ski hill, that later morphed into a full-service family run resort known today as Crystal Mountain.   

Women in Wine Q&A

Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:00 AM by Traverse City Tourism

Here in Traverse City, we are all about the vino. We’re also all about girl power, which is why we sat down with two of the leading women in wine in northern Michigan—Marie-Chantal Dalese, President and CEO of Chateau Chantal, and Sherri Fenton, Manager Owner of Black Star Farms—to chat about the industry…and get recs for our next favorite vintage!

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